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Old 07-18-2007, 12:05 PM   #11
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Also remember that 99% of the people who are telling you that coconut oil is healthy, are purveyors of coconut oil!
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Old 07-19-2007, 08:17 PM   #12
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Also remember that 99% of the people who are telling you that coconut oil is healthy, are purveyors of coconut oil!
agreed... just like those who vilified butter & coconut oil are now having to eat crow as their products are filled with trans fats which are PROVEN to be the problem.

when the lobbyists and corporate types get OUT of the FDA, things will be better for all of us (i hope).
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Old 07-19-2007, 11:57 PM   #13
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execceo, just make the dessert and enjoy it. It's not like you are going to be eating piles of it every single day for the rest of your life. A little sat fat never killed anyone--it's a LOT of sat fat that'll do it to ya!
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Old 07-20-2007, 01:02 AM   #14
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Yeah, as long as these things are eating in moderation, there shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:51 PM   #15
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Yeah, as long as these things are eating in moderation, there shouldn't be a problem.
You're in America. There IS no moderation!
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:08 PM   #16
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Breathing air can kill you now a days! I think I'll start having Thai currys every night! Coconut milk !
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:40 PM   #17
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This is just a hunch, but there may be something to it. Look at places in the world that survived on natural oils and look at their rates of heart disease, they are usually low. When our margarine and hydrogenated oils that were developed here became part of their diets heart disease increased just like here. There is lots of info online to wade through.

I use natural oils for the most part. I don't micromanage fats but just use common sense when using them.
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:35 PM   #18
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Coconut oil and other coconut products are extremely healthy. It is not the people who are selling it who are saying this. It is the health food enthusiasts. There is a lot of information available on this.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:02 PM   #19
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Corey,

Sorry but that's just not true.

Coconut products do not contain any cholesterol. No plant product does. Only animal products contain cholesterol.
I have a can of my own coconut cream here and it has no cholesterol (0 mg). It has 19 g of fat per 90 g serving (half a cup, 4 oz), of which 17 g are saturated fat and 0 g are trans fat. 190 calories (170 from fat), 11 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate (of which 2 g are sugar) and 1 g protein.]

Coconut cream is the same thing as coconut milk except it's the thick part that rises to the top when your coconut milk settles for a few hours. I prefer CC to CM because it's thicker and doesn't dilute other ingredients, and can always be thinned with water if too thick.

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Breathing air can kill you now a days! I think I'll start having Thai currys every night! Coconut milk !
Warning: dead topic revival! What got you motivated to dig up this old topic after almost 5 years?

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Coconut oil and other coconut products are extremely healthy. It is not the people who are selling it who are saying this. It is the health food enthusiasts. There is a lot of information available on this.
It's people like me too, who explore interesting cuisines (Thai food) and start cooking their traditional recipes, and then look at the health consequences of eating their food. The biggest consequence I can find is that I'm eating healthier food and consuming more vegetables. And the stuff is tasty too!

Sorry. If anybody has coconut milk or coconut cream phobias IMO they are not based in reality. They are healthy foods.
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:31 PM   #20
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I have a can of my own coconut cream here and it has no cholesterol (0 mg). It has 19 g of fat per 90 g serving (half a cup, 4 oz), of which 17 g are saturated fat and 0 g are trans fat. 190 calories (170 from fat), 11 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate (of which 2 g are sugar) and 1 g protein.]

Coconut cream is the same thing as coconut milk except it's the thick part that rises to the top when your coconut milk settles for a few hours. I prefer CC to CM because it's thicker and doesn't dilute other ingredients, and can always be thinned with water if too thick.

Warning: dead topic revival! What got you motivated to dig up this old topic after almost 5 years?

It's people like me too, who explore interesting cuisines (Thai food) and start cooking their traditional recipes, and then look at the health consequences of eating their food. The biggest consequence I can find is that I'm eating healthier food and consuming more vegetables. And the stuff is tasty too!

Sorry. If anybody has coconut milk or coconut cream phobias IMO they are not based in reality. They are healthy foods.
Oh my, I just noticed the date on this post!
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